The 11th century Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, Georgia. The cathedral was nearly destroyed during the Ottoman invasion in 1692 but was recently fully restored by the Georgian government over the objections of UNESCO, who claimed the restoration had damaged the integrity of the original building.
Armenians and Azerbaijanis have not always been enemies. They lived intermingled in the South Caucasus for centuries, and serious political tensions between them are relatively recent in historical terms, going back, as two scholars put it, “into the mists of the twentieth century.” In many ways, the two nations are the “twins” of the South Caucasus. For centuries, they coexisted under Persian rule and shared more elements of a common culture than either did with Georgians.
A collection of all things cultural, political, and social from the Soviet Caucasus. Though mostly familiar with the republics of the South Caucasus, I will do my best for balance and hopefully (eventually) become just as knowledgeable about those of the North. Your submissions, hints, tips, tricks, jokes, and requests are all welcome. Cheers!
These two chimneys, built in 1981 and 1990 are the two tallest structures west of the South Caucasus, and of course the tallest chimneys of Azerbaijan. They’re 330 m (1083 ft) tall. Exactly, taller than the Eiffel Tower.
So I wanted to know how many of our followers are actually caucasian (from the caucasus region)! Would you guys mind reblogging this if you are, adding your ethnicity/country/short bio would be great as well!!
Submitting a little about yourself would be great too!